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June 2001

Scientific American salutes Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe, the Web site that was transferred to UCAR when Roberta Johnson (HAO/E&O) joined the staff, was named one of the top 50 sites in Scientific American's first Sci/Tech Web Awards. The magazine's editors announced the awards on 14 May after reviewing hundreds of Web sites and selecting the 50 they deem the most valuable as science and technology resources. The five winners in each of ten subject areas are listed at the Scientific American Web site.

Windows to the Universe (Windows2U), which won recognition in the Earth and Environment category, brings a broad array of information about earth and space science to students and the general public via text, images, sound, movies, animations, and data sets. Some four million users explored the site this past year. "We've surveyed our visitors and found that teachers and students around the world use the site to support their classroom research and their own curiosity," says Roberta.

The Scientific American Sci/Tech Web Award joins more than 50 other honors on the Windows2U trophy shelf, including "50 Best of the Web" from Popular Science and "Education Site Best Bet" from USA Today. Windows2U was created at the University of Michigan with NASA funding. It moved to UCAR in the summer of 2000.

• Zhenya Gallon

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